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Posted: 4/27/2021 10:01:55 PM EDT
Heading up to SW area first week in June. Any specific drainage areas to avoid due to  snow melt? PMs welcome too.
Link Posted: 4/28/2021 12:14:22 PM EDT
SW area?

Link Posted: 4/29/2021 9:04:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By WWolfe:
SW area?

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Black canyon, san Miguel and tributaries, animas and tributaries, river/creeks east of Durango, maybe uncomphagre. I'm staying in montrose Durango and Grand junction (that's for a shooting thing though)

I have 5 days.
Link Posted: 4/29/2021 9:41:11 PM EDT

Keep an eye on the flows, but the Animas fishes pretty good most of the year.  Same with the San Juan.  

Early spring with high temps can cause spikes in runoff.  

Great area to explore!
Link Posted: 4/29/2021 10:51:51 PM EDT
I don’t get to fish much these days and the stonefly hatch is a little ways off but I can tell you that the Gunny Gorge is heaven on earth right now.  
Link Posted: 4/30/2021 7:46:21 AM EDT
First week of June is typical peak of runoff. Snow pack is running mid-60% right now on the western slope, so chances are runoff will be darn near over by then.

If not, hit some tailwaters.
Link Posted: 5/10/2021 9:55:59 AM EDT
The Gunnison gorge should be fired up.

These guys will rent you a small raft, jet boat you and the raft up to the gorge from pleasure park and drop you at smith fork, then you float/fish your way back.  All day gig for under 200.

Link Posted: 5/13/2021 4:47:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/13/2021 4:47:46 PM EDT by Forgetfull]
Thanks guys, have a float booked and going to put a lot of miles on the boots other days.I'm amazed at how much private land affects access.
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